The Nordic Africa Institute

Seminar

Burundi’s Political Crisis

Time • 20 Oct 2016 09:30 - 12:00
Place • Medelhavsmuseet, Fredsgatan 2, Stockholm, Sweden

Following a seemingly successful transition from civil war to multiparty democracy in the early 2000s, Burundi’s political landscape has become increasingly authoritarian.


The Folke Bernadotte Academy (FBA) and the Nordic Africa Institute (NAI) invite to a joint public seminar, addressing Burundi’s deepening political crisis.

There are still seats available, please register as soon as possible.

Programme Burundi-seminar (pdf opens in new window).external link, opens in new window

9:30

Coffee and registration


10:00

Welcome address
Mimmi Söderberg Kovacs, Head of Research at the Folke Bernadotte Academy (FBA), and Iina Soiri, Director at the Nordic Africa Institute (NAI)

10:05

Impressions from the conflict in Burundi
Anna Roxvall and Johan Persson, Freelance journalists

10:35

Burundi’s decent into authoritarianism and attempts at
conflict resolution.
Angela Muvumba Sällström, Researcher at the Uppsala University Department of Peace and Conflict Research (DPCR), Mimmi Söderberg Kovacs, Head of Research at FBA.


11:00

The regional implications of the Burundian crisis
Tim Murithi, Head of the Justice and Reconciliation in Africa, Programme at the Institute for Justice and Reconciliation (IJR),
and Professor at the Centre for African Studies, University of Free State, South Africa

11:25 - 12:00
General discussion
Round table discussion with the following participants: • Jesper Bjarnesen (moderator), the Nordic Africa Institute • Tim Murithi, Institute for Justice and Reconciliation • Angela Muvumba Sällström, Uppsala University • Mimmi Söderberg Kovacs, the Folke Bernadotte Academy • Anna Roxvall, Freelance journalist